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This experience spooked me badly, but I thought it was just an apparition born of fear and self-loathing and booze and loss of blood. But then everywhere I went I had the feeling that a little cat was following me, wanting me to reach down and pick it up, wanting me to open the door and let it in. But I knew what would happen: you let a cat in one time, give it a little milk and then it stays forever.Whether she's writing about airplane turbulence, bulimia, her "feta cheese thighs," or consulting God over how to parent her son, Lamott keeps her spirituality firmly planted in solid scenes and believable metaphors. As a result, this is a richly satisfying armchair-travel experience, highlighting the tender mercies of Lamott's life that nudged her into Christian faith. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book is very dog-eared with much of it underlined or highlighted.
Lamott's response, I think, powerfully demonstrates that the church, and God's love, is big enough for all of us, even those of us who struggle along our path.
One can't help but come to love this child of God, and everyone in her life.
So realistic and fun. Even down and out, she could see the joy of life.Published 5 days ago by Roene
I definitely would not call this book inspiring and I'm not quite sure what it has to do with faith. Read morePublished 8 days ago by mary
Reading this book was as if I was 'made' to read someone's rambling handwritten journal. Except for occasional compassion for dying loved ones and Lamott's passionate maternal... Read morePublished 13 days ago by K. Stickney
Wow! i thoroughly enjoyed the thoughts and feelings on faith communicated in this book. Her writing is real and honest and gives a brand new connection to God.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
Once again, Lamott's way of being touches its readers with humor, grace, and a journey that reveals life's layers. Traveling Mercies is tender, raw, and awakening. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Kissiah Y.